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2014 Recipient: John Woodard 52
John V. Woodard '52, an attorney who has dedicated his life to service and volunteerism, has received DCD's 2014 Alumni Award.
has a long history of serving both his
community and DCD
He has spent the last four decades working in the nonprofit world as a board member, often in leadership roles, and as a volunteer consultant working with small nonprofit organizations.
At DCD, John served as a trustee and was board president from 1983 to 1987, leading the school during a capital campaign that funded new science facilities.
He has also been involved in Dedham town and community activities, serving as director and president of the Dedham Community Association, Inc., since 2001.
In addition to being active in his own Dedham parish, he has served as a consultant to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
Since 1971, he has served as a trustee of The Boston Home, Inc. where he was board president from 1985 to 2002.
As chair of the Faulkner Hospital board from 1986 to 2000, he was involved in the process that led to its affiliation with the Partners Health Care System.
involvement with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
, first as legal counsel, then trustee and chair, dates back to the early 1970s.
After Spaulding went through a period of consolidation with Mass General and eventually merged with Partners, he stayed on as chair of the new entity, Partners Continuing Care, from 2001 to 2008.
He was a trustee at Partners from 2008 until 2012, and now serves as honorary chair.
At the reception, John
family for their support over the years, which allowed him to pursue his
volunteer activities, which caused him to spend time away from his
family on evenings and weekends.
time as a student more than a half century ago, he
has been a formative and enduring part of my life.